Photos: Suspect in Las Vegas journalist stabbing death

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LAS VEGAS  (NewsNation) — Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a Las Vegas investigative reporter to death outside his home.

On Monday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) released photos of the person who is believed to be involved in the homicide.

Anyone with any info is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-7777 or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com.

Authorities say Jeff German’s body was found about 10:30 a.m. Saturday. They now believe a fight with someone the day before may have led to the stabbing.

“We do have some leads,” Capt. Dori Koren, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokesman, said at a news conference. “We are pursuing a suspect, but the suspect is outstanding.”

Detectives are asking anyone in the community who may have video footage in the area around Vegas Drive and Rock Springs on September 2, between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to review it.

German, 69, had worked for the Las Vegas Review-Journal since 2010. His investigations uncovered organized crime and political corruption.

“I get that not everybody is going to like what an investigative journalist does,” said KLAS reporter Ron Futrell. “We have them in our newsroom and not everyone is going to be happy, and he was like that, but he didn’t care, he wanted to get things right and he put it in the right context.”

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police released photos of the suspect Monday afternoon.

Futrell knew German well.

“There’s so many questions right now and answers we don’t know to stuff, but I’ll tell you he was fearless,” said Futrell. “That’s one thing he was, and you can’t do some of the stories he did without being fearless and that’s what he was in that sense. You can see it in his writing.”

The executive editor of the Review-Journal said German didn’t report any threats to the paper’s leadership. 

Authorities say the suspect may have been casing out the area to commit other crimes before the homicide occurred.

The Associated Press and NewsNation affiliate KLAS contributed to this report.

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